Hans Dekkers has plenty of experience and he runs a unique loft with several NPO stars. NPO stars are pigeons that know how to finish at the top of the provincial NPO competition. In The Netherlands there is always a Teletext notation in the races of between 450 and 700km, in which at least the first ten in every district are included. A lot of pigeons are basketed for these races so it is quite an achievement for a fancier to have one teletext notation. It is hard to imagine that a single fancier can manage to achieve 63 teletext notations! Good old Hans did not use his imagination, he simply went for it. Every season again he wins important titles one after the other!
It did not take long for him to realise that good quality pigeons are all that matters. That is why he moved to Hedikhuizen in 1996 to look for good bloodlines. He visited three fanciers: Jo IJpelaar, Wal Zoontjes and Jos Leuris. These are three great champions in Brabant and they are known for their strong pigeon families or pigeons that can race in any weather condition. Hans purchased a few rounds of youngsters and soon a new champion was born.
Hans Dekkers: a big champion
A fancier who has won so many national and provincial top prizes is undoubtedly a big champion. Hans has won top prizes in races of between 400 and 650 km, which means he also has a collection of outstanding pigeons. Let’s take a look at his best national and provincial prizes over the past five years:
1st Prov. Champion not nominated middle distance 2011 1st Prov. Champion not nom. one day long distance 2011 1st National Champion Fondspiegel Cat.6 one day long dist. 2009 1st National Champion Fondspiegel Cat.6 one day long dist. 2008 1st Prov. Ace Pigeon One day long distance 2008 1st Superstar One day long distance 'De Duif' 2010 1st Prov. Champion Long Distance Youngbirds 2009 1st Prov. Champion Long Distance Youngbirds 2007 1nd Champion Not nom. One day long distance N.U. 2010 2nd National Loft championship one day long distance 2011 2nd Prov. Champion Nominated one day long distance 2010 2nd National Champion Fondspiegel one day long dist. '07-'08-'09 3rd National Pigeon Championship youngsters 2006 3rd National Pigeon Champion youngsters 09-042 2009 3rd Prov. Emperor General 2007 3rd Olympiad Pigeon One day long distance in Poland 2010 3rd best fancier in the Netherlands - W.H.Z.B. 2011 4th national Champion fondspiegel one day long dist. '06-'07-'08 5th National Loft Champion one day long distance 2010 5th National Pigeon Champion youngbirds 2006 5th National Champion Fondspiegel one day long dist. '05-'06-'07 6th National Loft champion youngbirds 2007 6th National Champion Fondspiegel One day long distance 2007 9th Best fancier in The Netherlands - W.H.Z.B 2010 9th National Pigeon Champion youngbirds 2006
Throughout his career Hans has won no less than 63 teletext notations so there is no doubt that his loft houses a collection of absolutely top class pigeons! I would like to show you some of the most impressive results that Hans Dekkers and his wife Janny achieved in the last few seasons:
Chateauroux – 4,604 p= 1,2,12,30,31,68,77, etc. Blois – 3,924 p= 1,3,4,5,20,22,23,30,34,etc. Nanteuil – 6,683 p= 1,44,60,88,89,114,etc. Harchies – 4,854 p= 1,2,3,4,5,7,16,18,19,etc. Strombeek - 3,096 p= 1,10,14,50,60,80,etc. Pommeroeul – 3,071 p= 1,5,6,9,32,38,39,40,etc. *the fastest of 18,820 pigeons Epehy – 2,276 p= 1,4,22,40,41,58,etc. *the fastest of 13,164 pigeons Blois – 1,160 p= 1,8,11,23,49,53,68,etc. Nanteuil - 14,308 p= 2,5,11,18,21,27,etc. Duffel – 4,248 p= 2,3,4,8,23,24,25,34,35,36,etc. Harchies – 3,273 p= 2,4,10,24,25,26,28,30,etc. Ablis – 2,592 p= 2,3,4,5,7,9,11,13,14,15,16,etc. Morlincourt – 20,920 p= 3,4,27,34,92,126,189,etc. Breteuil – 20,797 p= 3,41,63,65,73,118,etc. Nanteuil – 10,207 p= 3,12,13,30,etc. Tours – 5,812 p= 3,13,19,72,etc. Epehy – 4,435 p= 3,4,10,14,37,38,etc. Nijvels – 3,953 p= 3,6,8,9,10,11,12,etc. St.Quentin – 1,859 p= 3,4,7,11,13,15,17,etc. Bourges – 7,356 p= 4,46,52,99,101,etc. Salbris - 7,599 p= 5,7,30,32,136,140,etc. Ablis – 2,001 p= 5,6,7,8,13,14,15,17,18,30,31,etc. Salbris – 6,971 p= 5,41,52,82,etc.
Keep in mind that most of the results above were won with a team of 24 widowers on total widowhood. This makes us wonder what type of pigeons Hans has in his loft. You really need a top quality breed if you want to race at a top level for several years in a row.
Top class pigeons in Hedikhuizen
Hans owes much of his success to two great breeding pigeons: Champion 1 and Car-Winner. In fact these two pigeons are closely related to another great pigeon, the Briljant Boy. This is a son of the couple IJpelaar x IJpeltje. This pigeon is probably just as talented as Champion 1. This cock with ring number NL01-5154586 seems to have a unique characteristic: nearly every youngster that he bred has been very useful both in the racing loft and in the breeding loft.
This champion has won:
Houdeng 1/ 5,022 Niergnies 1/ 408 Tours 9/ 7,857 NPO Bourges 10/ 8,308 NPO
He is the sire of:
Houdeng 1/ 2,046 Epehy 1/ 453 Ablis 4/ 2,592 NPO Chateauroux 8/ 4,529 NPO
And grandfather of:
Reims 1/ 7,386 NPO Nanteuil 1/ 6,683 NPO Harchies 1/ 4,858 Blois 1/ 4,829 NPO Strombeek 1/ 3,096 Peronne 1/ 298 Salbris 1/ 947 Salbris 1/ 218 Epehy 1/ 596 Blois 1/ 214 St.Quentin 1/ 541 Salbris 1/ 179 Nanteuil 1/ 525 Bourges 1/ 165 Duffel 1/ 473 Montlucon 1/ 124
This excellent pigeon has bred a whole collection of winners of NPO/teletext notations (= provincial top 10). Let’s have a look:
Sire of 6x Teletext Grandfather of 9x Teletext Great-grandfather of 3x Teletext
The majority of his excellent descendants will be included in the auction on PIPA. The following overview should give you a good idea of the magnificent characteristics of these pigeons, both as racing birds and as breeders!
The breeding value of these pigeons is as never seen before. It is self evident that the same applies to F3-F7 as well.
An outstanding pigeon and winner of:
Bourges 5/ 4,826 NPO Salbris 8/ 5,008 NPO Blois 9/ 7,415 NPO Bourges 13/ 5,373 NPO
The De Witte (an inbred of Champion 1) is another pigeon that illustrates the quality of this homogenous and successful breed. This hen has won a first provincial and she bred the excellent pigeon Sven. They have achieved great results and we know that this type of pigeon is unique and hard to find!
There is so much quality in this loft that it is almost impossible to understand. That is why we give you a short overview of the winners of provincial top 10 prizes NPO that are included in the PIPA auction. These are basically top quality pigeons with great breeding qualities and an impressive list of achievements! That is a good summary of the loft of Hans Dekkers.
The top class pigeons (top 10 NPO/provincial) that are now being auctioned online at PIPA (Click here to go to the auction):
- SVEN 5x top 5 NPO/PROV - DE WITTE 1st Prov + the dam of Sven - DE KOOT 1st NPO - MISS EPEHY 1st Prov - ADJE 3rd Prov - MR.Salbris 3rd Prov + 3x top 75 NPO - BEAUTY 7th NPO - BERT 4th NPO - STEF 2nd + 9th Prov - MARCO 3rd NPO + the sire of 3x1st - MISS NANTEUIL 2nd Prov - YALISA 7th Prov Ace - BEAU 6th NPO - OLYMPIC TIM 4x Top 15 NPO - BAS 2nd + 3rd NPO - MAX 7th NPO + sire of BAS - SANDER 4th + 7th NPO - TIJN 4th NPO - NOVA 2nd Prov Ace - BRAD 1st Prov + 5x Top 65 NPO